Bone, joint and muscle - MBS item (50471)
The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.
Bilateral single event multilevel surgery for patients less than 18 years of age with cerebral palsy that comprises bilateral soft tissue surgery, bilateral femoral osteotomies, bilateral tibial osteotomies and bilateral foot stabilisation. (a) Lengthening of one or more contracted muscle tendon units by tendon lengthening, muscle recession, fractional lengthening or intramuscular lengthening. (b) Correction of muscle imbalance by tendon transfer/transfers. (c) Correction of abnormal torsion of the femur by rotational osteotomy with internal fixation. (d) Correction of abnormal torsion of the tibia by rotational osteotomy with internal fixation. (e) Correction of bilateral pes valgus by os calcis lengthening or subtalar fusion. Conjoint surgery, conjoint specialist surgeon, including fluoroscopy and excluding aftercare (Anaes.) (Assist.)